Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sunee's Southwest Turkey Burgers


8 slices apple wood smoked bacon
1 1/3 lbs. ground turkey/chicken
2 T. minced garlic
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1 tsp. thyme
2 T. chopped cilantro
1/2 small bell pepper (green, red or yellow) seeded and finely chopped
1 serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tsp. cumin
1 to 2 tsp. hot sauce
2 tsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning
E.V.O.O, for drizzling
1/2 lbs. deli sliced pepper jack cheese
4 kaiser rolls, split
1 c. sweet red pepper relish
Red leaf lettuce


In a large bowl add first 10 ingredients; combine. It works best to do it with your hands! A griddle or grill works best but in a frying pan, drizzle e.v.o.o; enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook over medium heat; about 4-5 minutes on each side. DO NOT PRESS YOUR MEAT! That's the fastest way to a dry burger! Bacon can cook on the side!

In your oven; set to broil. On your kaiser rolls, spread mayo and cheese, then put under broiler; only about 1 minute. Then add sweet pepper relish, lettuce, burger then bacon!



  1. This looks SO good. :) Good one Sun!

  2. Oh, and is it your pic? Looks fantastic!

  3. Sun how do you do it all. I wish I had even half the ambition you do. Supermom! Everything so far looks amazing. Thanks for the ideas. Love ya!